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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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Address: Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 2072449753
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One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.

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This is worth the stop. A short to the right of the lighthouse provides an up close view of the lighthouse. It is a residence, so there are signs requesting visitors to respect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Pitman, NJ
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63 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're touring the island and want to see a lighthouse, then by all means stop at this one. You can't go inside but you can get close to it and take pictures. The view is beautiful although we were there when it was raining so it was terribly windy and wet. I plan to return to Mt Desert but... More 

Thank TRM1968
New York
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For crashing surf photos go at high tide. If you want photos of the lighthouse go at low tide. The surf was way too high to get out on the rocks far enough to take good pix of the lighthouse. Still, quite impressive, even in the rain.

Thank jean_likes_maine
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful lighthouse well worth the visit. There is a nice path leading from the parking lot down to the lighthouse. Well preserved and exactly what you'd expect from a trip to Maine.

Thank Shelley K
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110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth the stop. A short to the right of the lighthouse provides an up close view of the lighthouse. It is a residence, so there are signs requesting visitors to respect the lighthouse keepers privacy. Back to the parking lot there is also a trail to the left of the lighthouse. There are some stairs leading down to... More 

Thank calota
Campbell, California
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101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband wanted to photograph this lighthouse and found the perfect place to do so. All we had to do is walk down the short trail at the end of the parking lot. There were a few stairs to take down, but not many. Then we climbed on the rocks until he found his photo spot. The parking lot is... More 

Thank Terry M
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you get to the car park go off into the woods along the path which takes you down the stairs to the rocks which give you the famous view of the lighthouse. Be careful on the rocks and ignore the professional photographers. Enjoy on a nice clear day

Thank BigDCC
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I guess I was expecting a light house like you would find on Lake Michigan, but no. This has its "cute" factor, so it's worth seeing. What makes it fun is hearing the buoys ringing in the distant.

Thank bunchajustines
Greenwood, Arkansas
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Although this isn't open for a tour. ..we loved the views! We were there at sunset with many experienced photographers & as the sun set...we understood why this place was so popular! Gorgeous!!!

Thank hcpearcy
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Take your time, watch your step and enjoy gorgeous views. From the parking lot's far corner, there's a short path to the rocks just below the light house. That's where you'll get your shots of this light house. Even on a windy, foggy day it's gorgeous, maybe even more so than a clear day. Ask someone to take your photo... More 

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is located in the southwestern part of Acadia National Park. The lighthouse sits on a rocky cliff. There is free parking near the lighthouse. From the parking lot there are two paths. The path to the right leads to the lighthouse itself. The path to the left travels downhill to the water. It is a steep... More 

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